An overview of Spinal Surgical Treatments

For surgery to be the right answer for you, we believe that all other options should be explored before making this decision. At APEX, we believe in operating with minimally invasively techniques before pursuing more drastic measures. These techniques are much quicker to recover from and are far less tolling on the patient. That being said when the situation calls for it we will operate using the most effective treatment for the condition. Our team will walk you through these procedures every step of the way. We pride ourselves in preparedness and attention to detail for every patient.

Anterior Cervical Herniated Discectomy with Plating and Fusion

The removal of a misplaced neck spinal disc from the front side of the patient to alleviate pain, numbness or tingling followed by the connection of 2 discs with plating to insure stability.

Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

The implementation of an artificial spinal disc to replace a damaged one to alleviate pain and return mobility.

Posterior Cervical Discectomy

The removal of typically a larger, soft, side protruding spinal disc, removed from the back side of the patient.

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery

Using instrumentation (screws, rods, plates) to realign and stabilize the spine and restore neurological function. Treats: Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis, Kyphosis.

Disc Arthroplasty:

The implementation of an artificial spinal disc to replace a disc which has been damaged, worn or is not functioning properly.

Lumbar Spinal Fusion

The connection of two or more spinal vertebra using a bone graft and instrumentation to prevent painful movement(s) specifically in the patient’s lower spine. OLIF (oblique lumbar interbody fusion), ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion), and TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion).

Spinal Fusion

A spinal fusion is a term that refers to the removal of an intervertebral disc and the growth of new bone between the vertebrae. This creates a single, fused bone that is extremely strong and durable once completely healed. A fusion may or may not have titanium hardware (rods, screws, clamps, etc) to support the spine while the new bone grows to complete the fusion.

Spine Laminectomy

A form of Spinal Decompression that Decompression that involves the surgeon removing the back part of a vertebrae to ease tension off the spinal canal reducing or removing pain caused by the pressure.

Spine Microdiscectomy

A form of Spinal Decompression similar to the laminectomy in that it removes bone to ease tension off the spinal canal however with the Micro Discectomy the surgeon only removes a smaller fragment of the vertebra to ease tension in the spinal canal.

Spinal Spacer Surgery

A small instrument is inserted between two vertebrae to prevent a painful movement generally linked to spinal stenosis.

Spine Foraminotomy

The gentle removal of excessive spinal bone opening up space in the spinal canal relieving pain.